Mindful of Race: Embodiment through Movement, Breath, and Focused Attention

Instructor: Abraham Dejene
Dates: Mondays, 2/28 - 3/28 (no class 3/14)
Time: 7pm - 8pm ET
Location: Mount Auburn Room, Smith Campus Center
~OPEN TO STUDENTS IDENTIFYING AS BIPOC ONLY~
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Interested in learning more? Drop-in for a virtual Meet & Greet with instructor Abraham Dejene, on Tuesday, 2/15, from 7pm-7:30pm. 
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Mindful of Race consists of four weekly sessions of 60 minutes, each session starting with a guided mindfulness practice. Body scan meditation, mindful movement, and sitting meditation are the leading practices. In addition, there are various practices centered on incorporating mindfulness as part of daily life. 

Each session focuses on a particular topic explored through mindful practice and a presentation from the teacher, as well as dialogue among the group participants. Topics include race relations, conscious communication, working with difficult emotions, and how perception influences our relationship to stressful events. 

Participants also have time to share what they experienced during the practice and talk about their daily mindfulness practice outside class.

Instructor Bio: Abraham Dejene, MBA, MBSR, RYT-200
As a person of color, Abraham has dedicated himself to bringing Mindfulness and Yoga to the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) community. As a registered Yoga teacher and meditation teacher, Abraham teaches in correctional facilities, community centers, public schools, and hospitals. He is also an MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) teacher and a graduate student at the Brown University School of Public Health. Abraham also serves on the internal advisory board at the Mindfulness Center at Brown.